Black Folktales

Black Folktales

by Julius Lester

Paperback(1st Evergreen ed)

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Black Folktales by Julius Lester

Twelve remarkable folktales, culled from the black experience in Africa and America, are freshly retold in the thoroughly original voice of Julius Lester. Arranged by topic — Origins, Love, Heroes, and People — the tales combine universal themes and uncanny wisdom. Though some of these stories have been around for centuries and many were passed down by slaves, Julius Lester's urban expressiveness and Tom Feeling's spirited illustrations give them continued resonance for today's audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802132420
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Edition description: 1st Evergreen ed
Pages: 110
Sales rank: 1,304,306
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Julius Lester is an American writer and an academic who taught for over three decades at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also a photographer, as well as a musician who recorded two albums of folk music and original songs. His very first book was an instructional music book co-authored with Pete Seeger. His children's book, To Be a Slave, was recognized for a Newbery Honor and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. He received a Caldecott Honor, among others, for the book John Henry.

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